Student Programming

Please look closely at our student services descriptions. They have been updated to address the need for social distancing

 

MARC's bullying & cyberbullying prevention programs for K-12 students are unique in that most services are delivered by trained graduate and undergraduate students from Bridgewater State University, in a high-status peer model.  All our students are closely supervised by MARC faculty.

We offer our anti-bullying programs to all K-12 schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts*. Currently, the program is grant-supported and participating schools located within about 45-60 minutes of BSU do not have to pay for it, although they are asked to cooperate with the research. 

*Student Services may still be available for Out of State or Country schools. Please inquire using our Request Form  

Virtual In-Class 

School Assemblies

Traditional

Bullying & Cyberbullying Basics
Grades 1-12
  •  Tailored for age appropriateness

  •  Interactive lecture style

  •  Digital skills

  •  Social & Emotional Learning

  •  Conflict Resolution

  •  Tools and tips for coping with     challenging social issues  

Traditional

Digital Citizenship
Grades 6-12
  • Critical thinking and discussion about the impacts of technology & social media on our lives,                

  • Topics  include how social media and technology -

    • can provide a source of support

    • benefits and risks of handling problems online

    • potential impact on our emotions                                                          

  • Privacy concerns and ways social media and technology may manipulate us and our habits.

Traditional

Girl Talk: Friends, Fights, & Forgiveness
Grades 6-12
 Female students ONLY
  • Interactive lecture focused on the unique concerns and needs of female adolescents

  • Encourage females to think deeply and critically about friendships, relationships, and their social world.

  • Foster the development of healthy and effective coping strategies for common social problems

Interactive/Game-based

Game-based Assemblies
       Grades 4-12
  • Game based programming allows students to discuss difficult topics in a fun and interactive way

  • Learn to think critically about current issues and work together to create positive solutions

  • Work in small groups to share and discuss ideas all while having fun

 

Even if your school decides to resume large-group assemblies, at the present time MARC does not believe we can ensure the health and safety of our presenters using an in-person format.  For this reason, we have developed a new program:

 

Virtual In-Class Assemblies and Discussions.  Using an online platform, presenters will lead a lively information session and discussion with students seated in their individual classrooms with 30 or fewer students. Schools can choose a presentation and discussion session from the options listed below, simultaneously delivered to up to 5 different classrooms (that means that a total of 150 students per presentation is possible).  

The details:

  • Students and at least one teacher would be in each classroom and the MARC presenter would be broadcast on a screen at the front of the room.  Interactive tasks for each classroom will be included.  (Note: this should not be done in an auditorium or other large setting because of its interactive nature. We also do not recommend this for Kindergarten students.)

  • Schools will need to have the technological capacity to project an Internet-connected computer screen.  We are sensitive to the fact that not all schools may have this capacity, and these schools can utilize our free, research-based curricula.

  • Presenters will be limited to 2 Assemblies each day.  We are aware that this means that fewer students will be reached; we encourage the use of Curricula for other students. If you're interested in more than 2 presentations, our Manager of Programs can provide these for a small fee. 

  • Because all virtual assemblies are done with smaller groups (30 or fewer students) and they are all interactive, MARC requires the participation of an educator or counselor in EACH room.  ​

  • Please note that ALL of our assemblies must still be presented in age-appropriate groups. Click on the LEARN MORE buttons found within each selection for a detailed explanation and breakdown of grades for each presentation.

 

Peer Leadership / Facilitation Trainings

In this program for grades 6 through 12, a group of between 10-20 of your students with leadership qualities learn how to conceptualize the social problems in their school, how to brainstorm, create, and run student-led prevention programs. 

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